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20th Century Boy – Lyric Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Book: Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Joan Phillips This is an opportunity to bask in the glitz of the fashions and sounds of the 70s glam rock era. 20th Century Boy follows the career of that decade’s icon Marc Bolan through the eyes of his son, Rolan. Rolan never knew ...

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20th Century Boy – Grand Opera House, York.

Writers: Peter Rowe in association with Gary Lloyd Music: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Rob Atkinson The era of Glam Rock has receded into the distant past now and, for those old enough to have lived through it, may possibly form a slightly embarrassing memory involving excessive glitz and some less than vintage acts. As with any genre ...

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20th Century Boy – Empire Theatre, Sunderland

Writer: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Lindsay Sykes Sensitively written by Peter Rowe, 20th Century Boy chronicles the tragically short life of glam rock star Marc Bolan, the flamboyant front man of T-Rex, from his school days through to his untimely death just before his 30th birthday. The audience are treated to an interesting story ...

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20th Century Boy – The New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Peter Rowe Music and Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: James Garrington Nearly two years before Andrew Lloyd Webber became a regular Saturday night BBC 1 fixture with his search for a musical theatre star, a similar yet almost-forgotten programme aired on Channel 4. It was called Musicality, and the prize was to appear for just one ...

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20th Century Boy – Opera House, Manchester

Book: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director &Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Musical Director: Ryan Alex Farmery Reviewer: Taylor Simmons With a sea of feather boas lining the Opera House auditorium, it’s clear that Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan’s fan base is still very much alive. 20th Century Boy, originally produced in 2011 in Ipswich, is a musical thatcelebrates the music ...

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20th Century Boy – Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Writer: Peter Rowe Music &Lyrics: Marc Bolan Director and Choreographer: Gary Lloyd Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] 20th Century Boy tells the story of Marc Bolan through the eyes of Rolan Bolan: the son who never knew him. As the show opens, we see Rolan in Los Angeles obsessing over footage and reports of Bolan’s premature death in 1977. His mother ...

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FEATURE: An awfully big adventure for new Peter Pan musical

A new musical version of JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan had a workshop presentation this week - but does it improve on the tale's panto and Disney-dominated past? Benjamin Vivian-Jones reports. There are so many versions of Peter Pan, originally adapted into a stage playin 1904, only two years after Pan’s first appearance in JM Barrie’s adult novelThe Little ...

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